Online Giving at RUMC

Giving online is easy and allows you to set up automatic recurring contributions and view your complete online giving history from anywhere you have access to the Internet. Or you can enter one-time contributions from the internet or by smart phone.

To get started, simply follow these easy steps:

  • Click on the Online Giving button below. This will take you to our church’s online giving webpage.

  • Click on our Create Profile button on that webpage.

  • Follow the onscreen instructions to create an online profile and to schedule your recurring or one-time contributions.

Advent Bible Study
Pastor Telcy will begin a four-week Advent Bible Study on Wednesday nights, beginning on Wednesday, November 28, 2018. The study, called “Down to Earth”, was developed by Mike Slaughter and Rachel Billups. This Advent, God’s great surprise changes everything. When heaven comes down to earth, greatness gets redefined. This study is based on this down-to-earth, missional message

Prayer Warriors
If you or someone you know needs prayer, please fill out the yellow Prayer and Connect Card located on the back of each pew. These cards are passed along to the Prayer Warriors of RUMC. Our Prayer Warriors meet every Sunday in Room #8 immediately after the service for 15 minutes of prayer. It is their honor to pray for you.

Also, Prayer and Connect Cards can be used if you want the church to know that you are interested in becoming a member, or if you would like to receive more information about our church.

A Big Thank-You from RUMC
RUMC would like to give a huge shout out to Miller and Son’s Tree Service. This company removed our dead lightning-struck tree near the gazebo for free. The century-old tree, which had been dead for some time, left a huge stump in its wake. We thank Miller and Son’s for their very generous help and support for our church.

Monday Ladies Small Group
All the women of the church and the Riverview community are invited to the Monday Ladies small group Bible study. Led by Diana Williams, the ladies will meet in Sunday school room #6 from 11:30 AM until 12:30 PM every Monday. Visit soon and bring a friend—see if this small group is the place for you!

ESOL Classes on Thursday Nights
The English As a Second Language (ESOL) classes are being held on Thursday nights from 7:00 until 9:00 PM in Room #8. This is a new time, as Lay Pastor Norma is herself attending classes on Tuesday nights. All non-English spearkers are welcome to attend.

Pastors Message
About Us

8002 U. S. Highway 301 South, Riverview, FL  33578  813-677-5995
Sunday Services
Faith Groups/Sunday School, 9:00 AM-9:55 AM
Relationships/Refreshment, 10:00 AM-10:25 AM
Worship Service, 10:30 AM
Hispanic Worship Service
 12:00 Noon

Rev. Louis Telcy, Pastor
Norma Encarnacion, Lay Pastor, Hispanic Congregationn

Here at Riverview First United Methodist Church, it is our mission to win people to Christ, to train believers to become disciples, and to send disciples to impact our community and the world for Jesus Christ.
Download the November, 2018
BELL Newsletter from this link.
Download the Prayer Tree for November 4 from this link.

Bible Verse for the Week
Righteousness Apart from Law

But now God’s righteousness has been revealed apart from the Law, which is confirmed by the Law and the Prophets. God’s righteousness comes through the faithfulness of Jesus Christ for all who have faith in him. There’s no distinction.  All have sinned and fall short of God’s glory, but all are treated as righteous freely by his grace because of a ransom that was paid by Christ Jesus.  Through his faithfulness, God displayed Jesus as the place of sacrifice where mercy is found by means of his blood. He did this to demonstrate his righteousness in passing over sins that happened before, during the time of God’s patient tolerance. He also did this to demonstrate that he is righteous in the present time, and to treat the one who has faith in Jesus as righteous.

Romans 3:21-26(CEB)

Calendar of Upcoming Events

Wednesday, October 31
No Pastor’s Bible Study. (Halloween)

Saturday, November 3
Charge Conference. St. Andrews UMC, 3315 Bryan Road, Brandon, 2:30 PM

Monday, November 12
Veteran’s Day Observed. Church office will be closed.

Wednesday, November 28
Advent Bible Study. “Down to Earth”, Library, 7:00 PM
Hurricane Michael Hits Mexico Beach
Helping the Victims of Hurricane Michael

I want to thank you for your response thus far to the needs of our brothers and sisters in the United Methodist churches of the panhandle of Florida. Many of you began to receive offerings last Sunday.

I want to share an extraordinary development with you and ask for your continuing generosity. The people of the First United Methodist Church of Ormond Beach have challenged the Florida Annual Conference to help our sisters and brothers in the panhandle through a matching gift up to the amount of $500,000.

Click here to donate online. Or, by mail, make checks payable to The Florida Conference Treasurer with Hurricane Michael in the notation line and mail to: Florida Annual Conference, 450 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave., Lakeland, FL 33815-1522.

These offerings will be distributed by Bishop David Graves and the cabinet of the Alabama-West Florida Annual Conference to those local churches with the greatest needs.

I give thanks from the depths of my heart for your faithfulness and generosity. I am reminded of Paul’s letter to the Philippians, especially chapter 4. This is the ministry of “giving and receiving” (verse 15), and God will supply every need of ours, and His church, according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus (verse 19).

We ask that all gifts to be matched be given by December 31. Please share this invitation. Pam and I plan to give again. We are inspired by this extraordinary gift from God’s people, and we ask you to join us. And, again, thank you!

Ken Carter
Resident Bishop, Florida Conference
The United Methodist Church